Dr. Ed McGruder
Chief Medical Officer for Alternative Innovation
Elanco Animal Health
Keynote: The Internet of Animal Health Things: Imagine the Possibilities
Dr. McGruder has served the animal health industry for the past 23 years. He currently serves as Chief Medical Officer for Alternative Innovation at Elanco Animal Health, a Global Business Unit of Eli Lilly and Company. His Elanco career started in 1994, and since that time, he has held several senior leadership roles in Discovery and Development R&D. These roles have led to a number of global product approvals in the US and abroad. In 2002, Dr. McGruder spent 3 years leading an animal health life sciences company that was a spin-out of Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. His Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree was conferred in 1992. His Ph.D. in Immunology-Microbiology was conferred in 1994. Both degrees were obtained at Texas A&M University. In the past five years, he has served on several boards. These have included the Abundant Grace International Fellowship church board, Centric Indy, Texas A&M University College of Engineering Board (Vice-Chairman), the Brendonwood Association (Vice-President) the Shanghai American Football League Board (which was associated with NFL China), and the Tocqueville Council for the United Way of Central Indiana.